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at 13:23 17 Apr 2020
Just because they can, IFAB have come up with another load of law changes for 20/21 - whenever that may be - for any referees or anoraks out there, full text can be found on line obviously but here are the 'important' ones in (my) summary form
Yellow cards not carried forward to penalty kicks after et
Arm is defined as from the 'bottom of the armpit'
GK can now receive a yellow (or red) card if he touches the ball (inc with hand) twice after a restart
Yellow card for any offence that stops a promising attack (not just a foul)
Not retreating at a drop ball = YC
Advantage played or quick free kick given for breaking up promising attack - no going back and giving a yellow
Penalties missed (but not saved) - doesn't matter if GK moves, its still a miss
No yellow card for GK if he moves but saves - just a warning and a retake
Holding now has to 'impede progress' of an opponent to be penalised
and finally the controversial accidental handball by an attacker is only penalised if it leads directly to a goal or a pass to person who the scores from the pass - ie no looking 5 passes back for a handball
Plenty more, would you believe, word changes and some obscure ones that I can't be bothered to pass on!
Do stay safe and well
|Richard/Bobby/Wayne Match thread|
at 14:14 25 Feb 2020
Only fitting that 3 'legends' get in the title of the match thread.
From someone who thought Stoke was going to be a boring 1-0 win, not going to try to predict the score!
To guarantee a boring night I will say that our home games this season have rarely been dull and given some of the 'personnel' on show - cough cough - I doubt tonight will be either!
|City v Spurs & VAR!|
at 11:45 3 Feb 2020
Not really about the decsions per se - you could argue with most, but may as well just have left it all to Mike Dean - would agree with some, not others but wouldn't have the interminable delay.
Aguero pen - Mike Dean correct, VAR wrong
Sterling challenge - Mike Dean and VAR wrong
Sterling pen/dive - Mike Dean and VAR correct
lloris - moved at pen - Mike Dean and and VAR both wrong
City player 2 yellows - easy decision - Mike Dean correct
|Rovers Return Match Thread|
at 16:07 28 Jan 2020
Don't think we have a definitive match thread, so here it is.
If we can get over the crushing disappoint of not having the opportunity to concede 8 goals to Man City reserves, think we might grind out a 1-1 draw tonight.
Wells won't score our goal btw!
at 11:51 28 Jan 2020
This could just be me but here goes...…….
75 deaths on smart motorways in last 5 years - Panorama programme , loads of media coverage, much shaking of heads ' 'something MUST be done' quotes etc etc etc
All road deaths last 5 years = over 1,700 EVERY year, making that over 8,500 in the same 5 year period.
AND believe it or not, those figures are pretty good compared to the 5 before that.
Shouldn't we be thinking about how dangerous our roads are in general rather than concentrating on the relatively tiny number of deaths on the smart motorways?
|Goal of the Decade|
at 17:37 27 Dec 2019
Now on offy.
In terms of the joy of the day and what it meant its Bobby
For pure outrageous skill its Adel
For the come back and who we were playing and the player who scored its Jamie
and finally despite who it is - its a great strike from 'Matty'
All things considered and because its many people's best moment supporting the Rs - ever - never mind just this decade, has to be Bobby doesn't it?
at 18:31 7 Dec 2019
Easy this football lark.
Keep it simple - 4 x 8/10s and the rest all solids 7s and you'll win more than you lose in this div.
BFG, Pugh (my MOTM), BOS and Eze the 8s for me - everyone else good solid performances and no silly errors
Ref OK - got some the calls on Hughill wrong I think, red card for pen? - probably just about say it was an attempt for the ball so that's a yellow.
Big no no for me and its a law thing - offside against BOS in the first half -fk should have been taken where he touched the ball (20 yards in our half) not back in the PNE half.
Still its not about the ref tonight!
|The early PNE Match Thread|
at 12:06 6 Dec 2019
just noticed the odds and thought may as well start the match thread with the post.
Amazingly we are favourites, Preston a big 2/1 to win.
Having said that I'm going for a 1-1 draw tomorrow.
|Just over 48 hrs to go|
at 13:50 20 Nov 2019
Thank the lord
Johnson v Corbyn, Duke of York, Word Association, age concession, Spurs manager...…….. nice to have some QPR related actual football threads to read again soon!
|Maidenhead v Rotherham|
at 14:52 11 Nov 2019
Its nice to have a smile about a manager's comments away from our beloved club.
Alan Devonshire after this red card challenge (1' 10")
"Haven't seen it back yet but the lads tell me our fella got the ball and didn't touch their player. Ref couldn't wait to get his card out. We will be appealing"
You would hope our own Mr W would never come out with something as silly as that!
at 16:56 10 Nov 2019
Think we got away with one and possibly 3 or 4 today!
Main one - 2nd half I (and those around me in T block) thought it was Geoff Cameron who got caught too tight to oppo who turned him only to be dragged back, Ref gave FK but booked Hall.
Hall then commits a stone wall yellow card offence later (hacking down oppo who was breaking) referee didn't yellow card him only IMHO because he had booked Hall already.
However, who I thought should have been cautioned, Cameron, DID get a yellow later - another shirt pull.
Whoever committed the first foul - one of them should have gone.
Just seen the highlights - impossible to see if their non first or our real first were offside - both very close.
Live I also thought their early shout for a pen was one but not seen that one again yet.
Will update my thoughts (just like VAR!) after seeing 90' tomorrow - bet my one loyal reader can't wait!
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